08/19/12 5:00 PM ET
Gomes backs hometown in LLWS
By Rick Eymer / Special to MLB.com
Griffin nearing rehab stint in Minors
OAKLAND -- A's rookie A.J. Griffin threw his second bullpen session Sunday and could be heading out on a rehab assignment in a few days."If he came out of it OK we'll get him out on a rehab in five days or so," A's manager Bob Melvin said. Griffin came out of the game early on Aug. 4 against the Blue Jays with right shoulder tightness. He's eligible to come off the disabled list. Melvin said the team will also have to make a decision on left-hander Brett Anderson, whose rehab assignment comes to an end Monday. "We haven't completely figured out that situation," Melvin said. "We'll have to make a decision today."
Injured Smith, Sogard making strides
OAKLAND -- A's outfielder Seth Smith and infielder Eric Sogard, both of whom are on the disabled list, took part in baseball activities before Sunday's game.A's manager Bob Melvin said Smith, who has been out with a left hamstring strain since Aug. 3, could go on a rehab assignment Monday. Smith was in a 1-for-19 slump when he was injured. Sogard (strained back) is eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday.
Streak celebration week raises $20K for charity
OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics raised $20,000 for charity as part of their 10th anniversary celebration of the club's 20-game winning streak in 2002.The A's presented the Cory Lidle Foundation with a check for $10,000 and also presented a $10,000 check to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.